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Mechanical fire forces evacuation from Iowa Central class building

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Mechanical equipment at Iowa Central Community College caught fire Monday afternoon, causing the Applied Science and Technology Building to be evacuated due to heavy smoke. The call came in around 4 p.m. Monday. Fort Dodge Fire Department Capt. Steve Teske said there’s a furnace room ...

New well will cost Fort Dodge $673k

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A drilling crew will be in Fort Dodge this fall to create a new water well for the city. The City Council on Monday hired Cahoy Pump Service Inc., of Sumner, to drill the new well at a cost of $673,982. The well is needed to keep the supply of water at the needed level, according to Derick ...

Hamilton County death is under investigation

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Update: Read the full story here. Authorities are investigating a death in Hamilton County. Sheriff's deputies sent to 724 Kendall Young Road Tuesday morning to check on the welfare of an individual found a deceased male there. The individual's name has not been released yet. The Iowa ...

Cruisin’ to the Woods

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The yellow tag in the window of the 1989 Ford LTD station wagon parked in the corner of the lot at the Crossroads Mall Sunday afternoon identified the car’s owner as Clark Griswold. Mr. Griswold, on vacation with his family, decided that parking it there would be an excellent way to ...

From our files

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Oct. 8, 2008 NEWS: Epworth United Methodist Church published a cookbook marking the church’s 100th anniversary. SPORTS: Fort Dodge came in third in a 4A district golf meet. 25 Years ago: Oct. 8, 1993 NEWS: Fort Dodge native Jennifer Mussleman stood on a street corner ...

News of Record: Octy. 9, 2018

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Friday A theft was reported at 10th Avenue North and North 16th Street. A theft was reported in the 600 block of North 22nd Street. A theft was reported in the 1400 block of Third Avenue South. Criminal mischief was reported in the 600 block of First Avenue ...

Bridal bliss

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Future brides, potential brides, maids of brides and mothers of brides and a few, just a few, future grooms, paid a visit to the annual The Messenger Bridal Spectacular Sunday afternoon in the Career Education Building at Iowa Central Community College. Amber Alcazar, of Otho, has been ...

FD home damaged in Sunday fire

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A Sunday afternoon fire caused extensive damage to a Fort Dodge house and required calling extra firefighters to help on the scene. Fort Dodge Fire Department Capt. Jeff Hill said that when crews arrived at 209 First Ave. S. they found smoke along the home’s west wall and fire inside a ...

Passing out warmth

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It’s getting colder, fall is here, and winter is sure to arrive soon. Not everyone is prepared for that. Some may not have a coat to wear. The Beacon of Hope is going to help ensure that anyone who needs one will have one. From noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday, they will be giving away ...

CFR’s Same Day Access to include evening and weekend availability

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The Community and Family Resources Outpatient Clinic, located at 1506 31st Ave. N. in Fort Dodge, will be adjusting its hours of same-day access evaluations to the following: Monday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday: 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Thursday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; ...

Intermodal hub proposed for downtown FD

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A planned new facility would make it possible to drive to downtown Fort Dodge, park in a covered space and get on a bus to either go to work or start the first leg of a crosscountry trip. People could also walk in and rent a bike for a leisurely ride around downtown. The place that would ...

Fort Dodge City Council to meet Monday

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The Fort Dodge City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. The agenda includes awarding a contract for drilling a new water well and entering a development agreement for the construction of townhouses on Second Avenue South between Ninth and 10th streets.

More room for the big stuff

Local Business

Murphy Tractor and Equipment Co., 1303 Third Ave. NW, has expanded its shop space to allow its technicians to work inside on the massive excavators, payloaders and other heavy duty equipment it rents, according to Bruce Stover, branch manager. The John Deere equipment is used throughout a ...

From our files: Oct. 7, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Oct. 7, 2008 NEWS: Becky Greenwald, Democratic candidate for Iowa’s 4th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, made a campaign stop in Fort Dodge. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Ellsworth in three games of volleyball. 25 Years ago: Oct. 7, 1993 NEWS: The Palo ...

Bemrich urges support for BUILD grant application

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A $7.63 million federal grant is key to creating the planned intermodal hub on First Avenue South, and Fort Dodge Mayor Matt Bemrich believes city residents can help to get it. He urges residents to ask their local, state and federal officials to support the city’s grant ...

Iowa Central will host Career Day on Oct. 25

Local Business

On Oct. 25, approximately 1,600 area high school students will attend the annual Career Day hosted at Iowa Central Community College. The theme of this year’s Career Day is “The Game of Life.” The event is designed to be an interactive day for students to learn more about the ...

Do not try this at home

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The common warning, “Don’t try this at home,” can be applied to many things. On Saturday, during the Fort Dodge Fire Department’s last session of its inaugural two-day Fire Operations 101 class, that warning could easily be stenciled on the couch, TV and drapes in the ...

Marching out a winner

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When the Fort Dodge Senior High marching band arrived at Dodger Stadium Saturday afternoon to perform at the Iowa High School Music Association State Marching Band Festival and lined up to await their turn, they had already done a fair bit of marching to get there. There’s no bus ...